Saturday, November 29, 2008

Pumpkin Soup

I gave a bag of soup to one of my friends not in our group. She tried it the other day. She said that it was quite thick and she thinned it a lot. I guess it depend on how you like your soup, but I thought I would give the suggestion. She said it didn't taste diluted and her kids loved it.

Aztec Quiche

We had this the morning after Thanksgiving. We had guests and everyone enjoyed it. I cooked it for about 1 and1/2 hours. Thanks!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


This was yummy! I put it in the oven frozen and it took 1 1/2 hours to cook. We had apricots and green beans with it. Please post this recipe too!

Swedish Meatballs

This was very yummy! I made pasta instead of rice because we have had a lot of rice lately. Please post the recipe!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Swedish Meatballs

We had this one for dinner and everyone LOVED it!!!! Tyler, my super picky eater, asked if we could have it every night, and commented that "even the gravy is not disgusting." Which coming from Tyler is a HUGE compliment. We had salad and green beans and bread with it, and then my oldest ate the extra rice with milk and sugar. I want the recipe for this one too! Thanks.

Zippy Chicken Chowder

We tried this for dinner last night. I must say that it sounded really gross, but it was actually good. It was a bit too spicy for my kiddos, but that is ok, my husband loves spicy.

It was nice that it was not a "freezer" meal. It took up no space in the freezer!!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008


We had the Sweet pork & Tomatillo Dressing and thought it was really good. Thank you. It was great to have a convenience food with a fresh, homemade taste!

Aztec Quiche

1 pie crust
1 3/4 cups cheddar & Monterey Cheese blend
1/4 cup cheddar & Monterey cheese blend
3 eggs
4oz can of chopped green chilies
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin

Place pie crust in a 9 inch deep pie plate. Spread 1 3/4 cups of the cheese blend on the crust. Sprinkle green chilies over the cheese. In a small bowl, mix eggs, salt and cumin. Pour over the cheese. Bake uncovered 45-50 minutes.
We like to serve this will rolls and fruit salad. It is also great with salsa. Yummy cold too.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sweet pork & Tomatillo Dressing

I apologize to everyone that did not get filled up with the burritos. I prepared both meals for my family of 5 and we had left overs of everything except the cheese because my kids wanted their meat cooked in quesadillas. So I did grate more cheese for them. We don't eat a lot of meat, so I felt that the pork & the beans was a substantial amount of protein. I'm sorry for those who felt it was insufficient. As Krista said, these were not supposed to represent the entire meal. I also did not know how much 1o pounds of meat would feed. I thought it would certainly be enough. Maybe I should have done some research. I apologize again.

Sweet Pork
3 lbs. pork roast
1 c worcestershire sauce
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder ( I use fresh minced garlic)
2 T dried minced onion ( I use fresh chopped onion)
1 tsp chili powder ( I didn't use this)

Cook on low in a crock pot for 8 hours.
the last hour, drain juices, shred pork and reheat with:

1 c brown sugar
1 -2 c enchilada sauce

Tomatillo Dressing
1 recipe ranch dressing pkt prepared (you'll need mayo & milk)
2 tomatillos, peeled
1/4 -1/2 bunch cilantro
1 clove garlic
juice of 1 lime
1/2 -1 jalapeno, seeded
1/2 anaheim pepper, seeded

Process or chop everything finely. Blend til well mixed. Add cilantro to taste.

Pork Burritos

We just had the Pork Burritos tonight. I loved the sauce!!! There was not enough meat for 8 tortillas so I made rice and added to the burritos with tomatoes and lettuce. It was yummy!


Pork Burritos & Quiche

We had the pork burritos last night and the quiche tonight.

Both were AWESOME. I loved the flavors, and everyone scarfed them down. Both were a bit on the "light side." I had to use both meals of the burritos to feed our family of 5. And, the quiche was a great treat but not a hearty main dish. We just added other things to these meals and made them complete.

I don't think I would have wanted two pieces of quiche necessarily, one was perfect, but maybe if it had sausage or something in it, it would have felt more hearty. I am not disappointed though. We loved it.

And I definitely want recipes!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

1 can of chicken
2 cups frozen veggies
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 pie crusts

Mix together. Place one crust in bottom of pie plate, add filling, arrange the top crust on top.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Janet's Sweet and Sour Chicken

This was yummy! I shredded the chicken and added it to the sauce and heated it. It was yummy and there is enough left over for Brian to have for a lunch next week. Thank you Janet!!